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‘What are Arsenal smoking?’

‘What are Arsenal smoking?’

LONDON — Liverpool owner John W Henry has seemingly ridiculed Arsenal’s latest bid for Luis Suarez after the Gunners reportedly tabled an offer of just over £40 million (S$77.8 million) for the striker.

The unusual offer of £40,000,001 was intended to trigger a clause in the Uruguayan international’s contract that says Liverpool must inform the striker of Arsenal’s interest.

Henry said on his verified Twitter account yesterday: “What do you think they are smoking over there at Emirates?” The Gunners play at Emirates Stadium.

Suarez, who joined Liverpool from Ajax in January 2011, was due to discuss his future with coach Brendan Rodgers in Melbourne yesterday where Liverpool are playing their next pre-season tour match against the Melbourne Victory. The Reds won 2-0, thanks to goals from Steven Gerrard and Iago Aspas.

Arsenal have already had one bid for Suarez rejected by Liverpool, who say they are under no obligation to sell the player who still has to serve six matches of his 10-match ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic on April 21. REUTERS